This week in Winning Post

Winning Post will be available online from 4pm this Thursday here. The paper will be out in shops this Friday.

It is Magic Millions day on the Gold Coast this Saturday. We'll have all the form, previews and speed maps you need to find the winner of 2YO Classic.

The Magic Millions card just grows in strength and depth each year. The Guineas (1400m), Cup (1400m), Snippets (1200m) and Subzero (2400m) are also developing into great races. Space permitting we'll have five start form so you can sort out the contenders from the pretenders for the whole meeting.

Elsewhere, Flemington hosts the listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) and its usual strong card. In Sydney Rosehill hosts a competitive summer card.

Racing in South Australia and West Australia is at Murray Bridge and Ascot respectively.

Friday night racing returns to The Valley this week.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Camperdown (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla (NSW edition) and Ipswich (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Matt Stewart tackles the big issues and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5.50 and is available Thursday online, Friday in newsagents.

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Inside Winning Post January 23 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
If you had to spend $1,000,000 at the Magic Millions this week would you?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Aquis Park Gold Coast Saturday - R3 N2 Black On Gold 1st
Aquis Park Gold Coast Saturday - R6 N1 Alpine Edge 2nd
Aquis Park Gold Coast Saturday - R7 N21 Oscar Zulu SCR
Aquis Park Gold Coast Saturday - R7 N20 Ellsberg SCR
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R7 N5 Terrace House 5th
Flemington Saturday - R1 N3 Nantucket 7th
Flemington Saturday - R9 N10 Alburq 4th
Flemington Saturday - R5 N1 Kentucky Breeze 7th
Results
Letter of the Week

Ladder leaders

With racing approaching the half-way mark of the season in Australia, the jockey premiership ladders make for interesting “viewing”.
We have a South Australian (Jamie Kah), leading the way in Victoria, a Kiwi (James McDonald) in front in Sydney, a Victorian (Ryan Maloney) out to a big lead in Brisbane and another Victorian (Jessica Eaton) on top in Adelaide.
Eaton’s performance to date is particularly impressive as she is fairly new to SA and she has a lead over last year’s outstanding premier rider in Todd Pannell.
McDonald has a big job on his hands staying in front of my favourite hoop Tommy Berry in Sydney but he has the right support to do so.
Ryan Maloney made the best move of his career shifting to Qld a few years ago. He hasn’t looked back and it’s hard to see him getting beaten for the 2020-21 title. Good on him.

Craig Winters
Moe (Vic)
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Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: